Once I designed the Wee Evergreens pattern, I couldn’t get the idea of knitting a deciduous tree out of my head. And once I had the idea of adding little apples, I just knew it had to come to life.

The use of a few, simple pleat-stitch rounds has a huge impact on creating the leafy canopy. The tree is knit in the round from the bottom up, with apples sewn on after it is stuffed and closed.

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Skills Used
•knit and purl in the round
•pleat stitch
•Fingering Weight Yarn
Approximate Yardage (with a 15% buffer)
Fingering Weight
Trunk – C1: 31 yd. / 28 m (6 g)
Canopy – C2: 105 yd. /96 m (23 g)
Apples – C3: 9 yd. / 8 m (2 g)
Worsted Weight
Trunk – C1: 46 yd. / 42 m (21 g)
Canopy – C2: 130 yd. / 118 m (60 g)
Apples – C3: 17 yd. / 16 m (8 g)
Fingering Weight
US 1 / 2.25 mm and US 1.5 / 2.5 mm needles for knitting small circumference in the round or size needed to get gauge
Worsted Weight
US 3 / 3.25 mm and US 4 / 3.5 mm needles for knitting in the round or size needed to get gauge
yarn needle, removable stitch markers, a beginning of round marker, fluffy stuffing like roving/polyfill stuffing, weighted stuffing like poly pellets/aquarium gravel/dried beans, cardboard (or plastic container lid), felt or other material + needle and thread or fabric glue (optional, for toy)
This pattern has been tech edited and test knit.